Invited Commentary



Almost a decade has past since the original publication of this reference work. As the population continues to enjoy increasing longevity, the need to consider the unique elements in the surgical care of those advanced in years becomes more evident. As was the case in my previous commentary, the two major issues are the substitution of physiologic status for chronologic age as a criterion for undertaking the more extensive elective resections of the liver and pancreas, and the broader application of minimally invasive procedures.


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Surgical Care Extrahepatic Bile Duct Open Cholecystectomy Myeloproliferative Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Rochester, Strong Memorial HospitalRochesterUSA

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